Kenny blasts 'disgraceful' Rangers after 'totally wrong' Celtic-related development
Rangers and the Scottish FA have acted disgracefully in their handling of the Covid scandal involving five Rangers players.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after it was revealed that Rangers will appeal the decision to hand the five players six-match bans at a hearing on 20 April.
The date of the appeal means the quintet – including the in-form Patterson – are available for next Saturday’s Scottish Cup fourth-round meeting with Celtic.
Kenny called it “totally wrong” that Rangers will be able to select the offenders in such a significant match.
“I think it’s disgraceful from the Scottish FA’s point of view,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“Rangers are always going to appeal. They are bending the rules and it is clever. A lot of teams would have done the same. They are doing what most clubs would do.
“But to put the appeal back until after the Celtic match, I totally disagree with it. It’s wrong, for me.”
Fellow Rangers players Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were disciplined for a similar breach of protocol in November.
On that occasion, the pair both received seven-match bans from the SFA and were promptly shipped out on loan by the club.